Hey millennials! This radical 90s cereal collection will take you back to those simple days of childhood

Vintage 1990s cereals

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You’ll remember just how many breakfast cereals you forgot as you scroll through these images showing so many awesome 90s cereal ads.

Of course, you’ll still recognize many of those staples that never seem to die from decade to decade — Cheerios, Lucky Charms and Rice Krispies, as just a few examples.

But do you remember (or did you even know about) Cheerios Millenios? Or how about Lucky Charms’ commemorative 1996 Olympics Edition — featuring six Olympics-themed marshmallows? Not to mention the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Sprinkle Spangles cereals, both of which had relatively limited runs in the 90s before being discontinued.

The more you think the cereal aisle stays the same, just a small peek back makes you realize that the options are forever in flux — and very much in step with special events and the pop culture trends of the times.

Check out these cereals from the 90s and tell us the favorites you remember!

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Vintage 90s cereal: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1991)

The TMNT cereal had pizza-shaped — but not pizza-flavored! — marshmallows. (“It’s radical tasting cereal, dudes!”) Made by Ralston-Purina. 

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cereal TMNT (1991)

Kellogg’s Cinnamon Mini Buns cereal (1991)

Eating 70 cinnamon buns can be nutritious. Sounds incredible but it’s true.

Your kids can enjoy the taste of cinnamon buns for breakfast with no added fat. Or artificial flavors. Just corn and whole grain oats and plenty of the cinnamon crunchy taste they love.

New Kellogg’s Cinnamon Mini-Buns. Little buns that are big on nutrition. 

Kellogg's Mini Buns cereal (1991)

90s cereal: Berry Kix cereal (1993)

Looking for a good, wholesome kids’ cereal? Berry Berry Kix is a wise choice. That’s because it’s made with natural fruit flavors, real fruit juice, and less sugar than most kids’ cereals. And it’s got a fun, fruity flavor with a crisp, corn crunch.

Berry Berry Kix. Your kids will think it’s very good, while you re know it’s very smart.

Berry Kix cereal (1993)

Once in a lifetime! General Mills Millennios cereal, from Cheerios (1999)

General Mills Millennios - 1990s cereal

Retro French Toast Crunch cereal (1990s)

Retro French Toast Crunch cereal (1990s)

1990s cereals: Kellogg’s Big Mixx cereal (1991)

Nutrition gone wild. Imagine a cereal made with four wholesome grains, no artificial colors or flavors, and less sugar than most other kids’ cereals.

Now imagine your kids actually liking it. Sounds wild, doesn’t it? Kelloggs’ Bigg Mixx. It’s a whole different animal for kids.

Kellogg's Big Mixx cereal (1991)

The good news Bears: Teddy Grahams Breakfast Bears graham cereal (1990)

Good news: Finally, there’s a breakfast cereal kids and moms can agree on — New Nabisco Teddy Grahams Breakfast Bears. (Read on, it gets better.)

Good news: It satisfies a kid’s sweet tooth with 35% less sugar than the leading kids’ cereals. (What they won’t miss won’t hurt them.)

Good news: It’s made with nutritious graham and whole wheat flour and supplies 25% of the recommended daily allowance of 8 essential vitamins and minerals. (We did all that for your peace of mind.)

Good news: It comes in three delicious flavors -honey cinnamon or chocolate — and stays crunchy in milk. (What good is all the goodness if they won’t eat it?)

New Teddy Grahams Breakfast Bears. The kids’ cereal made for moms.

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Breakfast Bears cereal (1990)

90s cereal: Sprinkle Spangles cereal from General Mills (1993)

Retro Sprinkle Spangles cereal (1993)

90s cereal: Oatmeal that dares to be different (1997)

Everything good about oatmeal is even better in the daringly different taste of Oatmeal Crisp.

Oatmeal Crisp comes in Brown Sugar, Apple Cinnamon, and Raisin.

General Mills Oatmeal Crisp cereal (1997)

Hidden Treasures cereal (1990s)

Sweetened corn pillows filled with cherry, orange, or grape fruit-flavored centers

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Vintage Hidden Treasures cereal (1990s)

Multi-Grain Cheerios Plus cereal (1997)

So much great taste and nutrition, it’s hard to fit it all in one box!

We took Multi-Grain Cheerios and added 100% of the ten vitamins and minerals. Then we made them taste even better. With four kinds of toasted O’s and a touch of brown sugar.

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Multi-Grain Cheerios Plus cereal (1997)

Apple Cinnamon Cheerios cereal (1995)

Apple Cinnamon Cheerios cereal (1995)

Cap’n Crunch cereal by Quaker (1996)

Capn Crunch cereal (1996)

Vintage Betty Crocker Cereals – Dutch Apple and Cinnamon Streusel (1996)

Vintage Betty Crocker Cereals - Dutch Apple and Cinnamon Streusel (1996)

Seasonal Christmas Lucky Charms cereal (1990s)

Vintage Lucky Charms cereal (1990s)

90s cereal: Post Great Grains cereal (1992)

Post Great Grains cereal (1992)

Golden Raisin Crisp cereal from Post (1995)

Golden Raisin Crisp cereal from Post (1995)


Olympic Edition Lucky Charms Cereal (1996)

Frosted whole grain oat cereal with marshmallows — 6 new Olympic Games marshmallows 

Olympic Lucky Charms Cereal (1990s)

1990s cereals: Post Honeycomb (1992)

Moms who care know they can always say yes to Honeycomb. That’s because Honeycomb has the nutrition moms can feel good about.

Fat free. Nutritious corn and whole grain oats. ¢ 10 essential vitamins and minerals. No artificial flavorings.

Honeycomb gives kids the one-of-a-kind crunchy shape and great taste they love, too. So when your kids ask for Honeycomb, give them the answer you both feel good about. Yes.

Post Honeycomb cereal (1992)

Retro Razzle Dazzle Rice Krispies (1997)

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Retro Razzle Dazzle Rice Krispies (1997)

Quaker Oat Squares cereal with recipes (1992)

Quaker Oat Squares cereal with recipes (1992)

Vintage Crunch Berries cereal (1993)

Vintage Crunch Berries cereal (1990)

Kellogg cereals advertisement from 1996

Cereals shown include Frosted Flakes, Corn Pops, Special K, Corn Flakes, and Healthy Choice.

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Vintage Fruit Muesli cereal from the 90s

Retro flavors include: Raisins, dates & almonds –raisins, walnuts & cranberries — raisins, peaches & pecans

Vintage Fruit Muesli cereals from 1990 (2)

Vintage Fruit Muesli cereals from 1990 (1)

Cookie Crisp cereal (1994)

Cookie Crisp cereal (1994)

Cap’n Crunch cereal: Major crunch effect! (1994)

Cap'n Crunch cereal (1994)

Dino Pebbles – Cereal treats recipe (1991)

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Dino Pebbles - Cereal treats recipe (1991)

Fruity Pebbles cereal – Orange Pebbles contest – Post (1998)

Fruity Pebbles cereal - Orange Pebbles contest - Post (1998)

Triples cereal – Marshmallow bars recipe (1992)

Triples cereal - Marshmallow bars recipe (1992)

Vintage Trix cereal with lime green puffs (1991)

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Vintage Trix cereal with lime green puffs (1991)

Healthy Kellogg’s cereals being taste-tested (1990)

Cereals shown include Nutri-Grain, Kenmei Rice Bran, Product 19, All-Bran, Sustain, and Special K.

Healthy Kellogg's cereals being taste-tested (1990)

Honey Nut Cheerios cereal with free gummy bees candy (1991)

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Honey Nut Cheerios cereal with free gummy bees candy (1991)

1990s Malt-o-Meal bagged cereals (1992)

Bags of cereal shown: Toasty O’s, Honey & Nut Toasty O’s, Sugar Puffs, Tootie Fruities, Crisp’n Crackling Rice

1990s Malt-o-Meal cereals (1992)

Mini boxes of Kellogg’s Cereal (1995)

Cereals shown include Special K, Corn Flakes, Complete Bran Flakes, Froot Loops, Frosted Flakes, Apple Jacks, Raisin Bran, Healthy Choice, Smacks, Rice Krispies, Granola, and Frosted Mini-Wheats.

Little boxes of Kellogg's Cereal (1995)

Post’s Honey Nut Shredded Wheat (1997)

Sweet. And a little nutty. Not exactly what you’d expect from Shredded Wheat.

Post Honey Nut Shredded Wheat (1997)

Retro 90s Oreo Os cereal (1998)

Retro 90s Oreo Os cereal (1998)

Oops All Berries – Cap’N Crunch cereal (1998)

Oops All Berries - Cap'N Crunch cereal (1998)

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